Harrison Hollow - Trail Running

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Summary

A dog-friendly destination, the trails in Harrison Hollow include easy flats to challenging hills and ridge lines with valley-wide views.

Written by

Teresa Bruffey

Destination Distance From Downtown

1.8 miles

Difficulty

1 of 5 diamonds

Dog Friendly

Yes

Fees Permits

None

Review

Harrison Hollow is a 59-acre gem of a trail system located off of Bogus Basin Road,  seemingly just below the American flag that waves in the wind from the Simplot property. The wide, gravel trail that bisects the area is well maintained by the Land Trust of Treasure Valley (LTTV) and volunteers, and it provides mud-free trail running during the fall and spring when rains make other trails in the area impassable.

Run (or walk) to the top of the big hill for a hefty workout, or head up to the opposite ridge for a less strenuous, more flowing run. Both offer great views of the city and valley. Whether you take the hill, ridge, or stay on the main low trail, all three converge at the back of the hollow and can be combined however into a number of different loops. Dogs are common on this trail, bikes less so. 

Recently, 318 acres of adjacent space called the Hillside to the Hollow, was been purchased by LTTV for preservation and will greatly extend the Harrison Hollow area. Plans are being created by the LTTV and the City to address how to best manage the area – keep an eye out for updates and new trails.

Swing by Hawkins Pac-Out for a tasty burger and shake if you need a little refreshment after your run. As a side note, during the winter when big snows dump, the hill provides an awesome sledding run!

Location

Harrison Hollow

Harrison Hollow Blvd
Boise, ID,
43.644391, -116.20836

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